The FIA announced that the BBC had lost the rights to show F1 – the deal had been won by ITV


Wednesday 13th December 1995

The FIA announced that the BBC had lost the rights to show F1 – the deal had been won by ITV. Shock waves hit the nation, but it was not the channel change people objected to but the potential loss of commentator Murray Walker. The Daily Mirror set up a hot line for people to call in order to “Save our Murray” – unbeknown to fans Walker had actually signed up to transfer to ITV but was sworn to secrecy. The BBC, meanwhile, learned they had lost the rights when it appeared in a newspaper. “It came completely out of the blue,” said one insider. “We had no knowledge that the negotiations were even under way.”


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